The purpose of the UMHB Alumni Association shall be to further the interests of the University, its graduates, and former student by maintaining and strengthening the loyalty and involvement of the members of the Association for the University. The UMHB Alumni Association Board of Directors gathers two times per year to help direct and guide the work of the Alumni Association.
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Alumni Board Members
Peggy Albin graduated in 1958 with a BS in Home Economics. She received her MS in Related Arts from the University of Wisconsin. Peggy is married to Lawton Albin. Peggy's favorite UMHB tradition is singing Up with the Purple because it was so special to be able to sing it after achieving the status of senior during her student years. Peggy currently serves as a retired teacher and Associate Professor at the University of Texas in Austin.
Taylor Barnard graduated in 2013 with a BBA in Finance/Accounting and received his MBA in Accounting in 2014. Taylor and his wife, Allison '14, are parents to Landry Paige. Taylor's favorite UMHB tradition is Cru Knights because the relationships that were developed and strengthened during the time that he was in Cru Knights. There is a sense of brotherhood that can only be formed by making a fool of yourself. He currently serves as a Financial Planner at 49 Financial.
Kristin Burks graduated in 2007 with a BA in Psychology. She received her MS in Counseling in 2015. Kristin and her husband, Brent '04, '05 and '14, are parents to Perry, Pearson, and Palmer. Kristin's favorite UMHB memory is Easter Pageant because it meant so much to her as a student and even more as a mother. She enjoys taking time to remember what Christ did and to experience that with her family. Kristin serves as a License Professional Counselor at UMHB's Counseling Center.
Diane Gryseels graduated in 1966 with a double BA in Sociology and Biology. She received her MS in Social Work from Our lady of the Lake University. Diane is mother to Loibeth King, Binh Nguyenm, Haylee, Fran and Karina Powell. Diane's favorite UMHB traditions are Charter Day and Easter Pageant, because it celebrates UMHB's history and time with friends and grows her spiritually by experiencing Jesus' life, death and resurrection. Diane is an Individual and Family Therapist Social Worker.
Laura Hargrove graduated in 2002 with a BS in Biology. Laura is married to Bob, '08. Laura's favorite UMHB tradition are our football games. She always sits with her mom, Debbie '02, because she is the loudest fan. She loves the camaraderie with all the fans, wearing her purple and gold and the memories she makes with her mom. Laura currently serves as a Research Specialist II at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and as an Adjunct Professor of Biology at UMHB.
Justin Lenamon graduated in 2005 with a BA in Christian Studies. Justin and his wife, Julie '07, are parents to Josie and Judah. Justin's favorite memory is Miss MHB, because his wife won during her time at UMHB. Justin currently serves in full-time ministry with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Austin, Texas.
Morgan Lewing, Ed.D
Morgan Lewing graduated in 2009 with a BS in Excercise and Sport Science, MS Ed in Excercise and Sport Science in 2010 and Ed. D, in Leadership in Higher Education Administration in 2014. Morgan is married to Abby Lewing. Morgan's favorite UMHB tradition is Easter Pageant because it represents the faith foundation that makes UMHB special. Morgan currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Central Texas.
Lisa Scott graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor's degree in Music. Lisa and her husband, Shane '93, are parents to Grace, a current student, and Ethan, 12. Lisa's favorite UMHB tradition is Homecoming because her husband proposed to her the day after Homecoming and it's good to see old friends. She also loves the Circle of Songs. Lisa currently serves as a teacher.
Young Alumni Board Members
Leslie Ayuko graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance. Leslie and her husband, Billy, are parents to Liam Ayuko. Leslie's favorite UMHB tradition is Easter Pageant because it combines the Gospel, outreach, UMHB reunions, performing arts and shows student leadership. It is a wonderful representation of UMHB as a whole. Leslie currently serves as a Minister of Worship, Missions and Outreach at First Baptist Church of Cleburne.
Kristin Bate graduated in 2006 with a BS in Psychology and minor in Sociology. Kristin and her husband, John '08, '16, are parents to Ethan and Owen Bate. Kristin's favorite UMHB tradition is Welcome Week because it plants students firmly in the traditions of the university and is where lifelong friends are made. Kristin currently serves as a teacher.
John Cawthon graduated in 2009 with a degree in Nursing. John and his wife, Layne, are parents to Charlie, 11 months. John's favorite UMHB tradition is Easter Pageant, because it is an amazing tradition that has brought Christ's story to the community and university. John currently serves as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Cristal Sands graduated in 2015 with her Bachelor's in Music Education. Cristal's favorite UMHB tradition is Easter Pageant because it's powerful being involved in the re-enactment of the life of Christ. It changes her life every time she experiences it. Cristal currently serves as a Choir Director at Ranier Middle School in Killeen.
Lindsey Deringer graduated in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Eduation. Lindsey and her husband, Stephen '06, are parents to Ruthie, 3, and Laurel, 1. Lindsey's favorite UMHB tradition is Miss MHB because it is a great way for women to grow in confidence and learn about themselves. It is an amazing opportunity to make lifelong friends and have fun. Lindsey currently serves as a stay-at-home mom.
Khang Duong graduated in 2009 with a BBA in Marketing and an MBA in International Business in 2015. Khang and his wife, Cara '12, are parents to Everett Minh and Evelyn Cara. Khang's favorite UMHB tradition is Stunt Night because he loved getting together with his class competing against other classes. Khang currently serves as a Production Coordinator at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation.
Alec Lloyd graduated in 2015 with a degree in Business Management. Alec's favorite UMHB tradition is Crusader Kngihts, because it was a great opportunity for him to build lifelong friendships and grow with the other contestants and directors. Alec currently serves as the High School Associate Pastor at Woodridge Baptist Church.
Angie Rushing graduated in 2013 with a degree in Mass Communication/Public Relations. Angie's favorite UMHB tradition is Welcome Week, because of how it sets the tone for new student's experiences and focuses on welcoming them into the UMHB family. Angie currently serves as a Portrait and Wedding Photographer.
Jacqueline Styne graduated in 2012 with a BA in English. Jacqueline is married to Beau Styne '12. Jacqueline's favorite UMHB tradition is Miss MHB because it is a great opportunity for women to come together in authentic community, to discover and devleop the gifts God has given them. Jacqueline currently serves as a Recruiter for Accounting and Finance at a recruiting firm in Dallas, Texas.
Young Alumni Board President
Coley Taylor graduated in 2012 with a BS in Computer Graphic Design. Coley and his wife, Miranda '12, are parents to Caleb and Carly Taylor. Coley's favorite UMHB tradition is Easter Pageant because every year he feels that through this tradition, he is able to be a small part in sharing the Gospel with his community. Coley currently serves as the Director of Media at the Vista Community Church in Belton, Texas.
Rebekah TePoel graduated in 2014 with a BS in Nursing. Rebekah is married to Dylan TePoel '15. Rebekah's favorite UMHB tradition is Welcome Week because it is one of the best weeks at UMHB. She felt so loved and welcomed and met some of her best friends during that time. Rebekah currently serves as a Labor and Delivery Nurse.
Location: Musick Alumni Center and Museum at the Parker House
Address: 900 College Street Box 8427 | Belton, TX 76513
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Page last updated February 21, 2018